Gaza Crisis Disrupts Mail To Israel

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

If you are having trouble getting mail delivered to Israel, you are not alone.

A number of local post offices in the United States have recently informed customers that they are not accepting mail addressed to Israel due to the conflict with Gaza, the Anti Defamation League reported on Thursday.

Post offices in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan were cited as refusing mail for Israel.

“The postal employees have told these individuals that current USPS policy says that mail to Israel cannot be accepted because of the current crisis,” ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said. 

“Only once employees sought clarification from supervisors in Washington did these post offices accept packages and letters to Israel,” he added.

Apparently, a misunderstanding was the cause of the problem. Mail delivery was halted for 36 hours following the Federal Aviation Authority’s suspension earlier this month of flights to and from Ben-Gurion airport due to security concerns.

When the flight ban was lifted, it seems that some post offices failed to get the message.